Residency


The Delaware Physical Therapy Clinical Residency Programs are closely mentored clinical experiences, with a combination of didactic and clinical components in sports, orthopedic, and geriatric physical therapy. Additionally, the Delaware Physical Therapy Clinical Residency Program offers a Neurologic Physical Therapy residency in conjunction with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Upon completion of residency training, the resident is prepared to successfully complete the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties exam in the respective specialty area. Residencies are dynamic learning experiences exposing the resident to various practice models both in and outside the Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic providing residents with the most well-rounded clinical residency education possible.

The Delaware Physical Therapy Clinical Residency Programs are committed to developing competent physical therapy specialists via mentored clinical experiences with recognized clinical experts in their respective fields. The program is dedicated to providing interactions with health professionals in overlapping practice areas in the specialty field.

Residents observe physicians during patient office visits and surgical procedures and develop expert level evaluative and diagnostic skills. Residents are mentored in scholarly activities such as professional presentations and publications and have multiple opportunities instructing in the entry-level DPT program.

Orthopedic

Orthopedic Residency

The Orthopedic Physical Therapy Resident treats patients at the Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic as well as local clinics and observes office and surgical procedures with local orthopedic surgeons. As a resident, you will receive mentored clinical practice in a variety of areas including evaluation and treatment of the spine, upper and lower extremities, and hand therapy, as well as ergonomic evaluation, industrial rehabilitation, and joint arthroplasty. Teaching opportunities in the DPT program include assisting with musculoskeletal evaluation and treatment, rounds, and spine management. Certifications course is also provided for Emergency Medical Responder. The residency may also include mentoring in clinical supervision of DPT students (2:1 CI model).

Contact Information

Director: Airelle Giordano PT, DPT, OCS, SCS
Emailaohunter@udel.edu

Sports

Sports Residency

The Sports Physical Therapy Resident treats patients in the Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic and observes in the office and operating room with local orthopedic surgeons. Residents will receive mentored clinical practice in a variety of areas including evaluation and treatment of the spine and extremities emphasizing the knee and shoulder, on field management of athletic injuries and rehabilitation of athletes on and off the field. Teaching opportunities in the DPT program include assisting with musculoskeletal evaluation and treatment, and rounds. Certifications course is also provided for Emergency Medical Responder. The residency may also include mentoring in clinical supervision of DPT students (2:1 CI model).

Contact Information

Director: Airelle Giordano PT, DPT, OCS, SCS
Emailaohunter@udel.edu

Geriatric

Geriatric Residency

The Geriatric Physical Therapy Resident treats patients at the Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic and observes physicians in geriatric related areas. Additional experiences with health professionals in the areas of prosthetics and orthotics, medical management of the complex geriatric patient, pharmacology, nursing, wound care, and health policy are also performed throughout the year. Learning experiences take place in SNF’s, hospitals, and home health agencies. Residents will receive mentored physical therapy clinical practice in a variety of areas including neurology, cardiopulmonary, and general musculoskeletal treatment of the older adult. The residency may also include mentoring in clinical supervision of DPT students (2:1 CI model).

 

Contact Information

Director: Grace Ademski PT, DPT, GCS, NCS
Email: gkeenan@udel.edu

Neurologic

Neurologic Residency

The University of Delaware supports The Johns Hopkins and University of Delaware Neurology Physical Therapy Residency Program by providing the clinical education experience to the resident. The resident will receive direct mentorship on being a clinical instructor for the supervision of entry-level University of Delaware DPT students (2:1 CI model), assisting with neurophysiologic evaluation and treatment in a lab setting, and presenting a patient case at the rounds case presentation to the DPT students.  In addition, the resident will attend the APTA CI Credentialing course held at University of Delaware.

For more information about The Johns Hopkins and University of Delaware Neurology Physical Therapy Residency Program please use the following link:

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/physical_medicine_rehabilitation/education_training/therapy-residency/neurologic_orthopedic_residencies.html

Contact Information

Residency Director: Sowmya Kumble, PT, MPT, NCS
Email: skumble1@jhmi.edu
Phone: 410-955-6758
Address: 1800 Orleans Street, Meyer 2-109, Baltimore, MD 21287

UD Neurologic Residency Coordinator: Leslie M. O’Neill PT, DPT, NCS
Email: loneill@udel.edu
Phone: 302-831-8893
Address: 540 S. College Avenue, Suite 160, Newark, DE 19713

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